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  • 4A-10 district basketball: Lakewood 54, Lakewood Ranch 39

    BRADENTON — Late-arriving officials forced the Class 4A, District 10 title game to start 35 minutes behind schedule Friday, and Lakewood and Lakewood Ranch came out flat.But not Spartans guard Taye'lor Trotter, who scored 12 of Lakewood's 14 first-quarter points and led the Spartans to a 54-39 victory. The win ...
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    Fri. Feb. 04, 2011 at 10:05 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • 5A region soccer: Seminole 3, Pinellas Park 2 (4-3 on PKs)

    PINELLAS PARK — Seminole and Pinellas Park's region quarterfinal Thursday featured everything you expect in playoff soccer: physical play, outstanding offense, breathtaking defense. In the end, the Warhawks outlasted the Patriots 4-3 on penalty kicks to take a 3-2 victory. "Everyone who came here got their money's worth," Seminole coach ...
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    Thu. Feb. 03, 2011 at 10:01 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • 4A-10 district basketball: Lakewood 65, Palmetto 48

    ST. PETERSUBRG — Lakewood coach Necole Tunsil is used to lighting a fire under her team. In Wednesday's district semifinal, Tianah Alvarado and Kayla Roberts got the message. Alvarado scored 22, pulled down 17 rebounds and had five steals while Roberts added 15 points and four assists to lead the ...
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    Wed. Feb. 02, 2011 at 10:00 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • 2A-10 district soccer: Bradenton St. Stephen's 5, Shorecrest 0

    ST. PETERSBURG — Shorecrest knew beating district nemesis Bradenton St. Stephen's would be a tall task. After advancing to the 2A-10 final on penalty kicks, Friday's game wasn't that close as the Falcons shut out the Chargers 5-0. Both teams advance to the region playoffs.St. Stephen's wasted no time getting ...
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    Fri. Jan. 28, 2011 at 7:57 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • 5A region soccer: East Lake 5, Pinellas Park 0

    PINELLAS PARK — East Lake wanted to make sure it didn't look past Pinellas Park. Behind two goals from Madison Del Duca and three assists from Delaney Lester, the Eagles advanced to the region semifinals Thursday with a 5-0 victory."We challenged the girls to come out strong and not look ...
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    Thu. Jan. 27, 2011 at 10:11 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • 2A-10 district soccer final: Bradenton St. Stephen's 2, Shorecrest 0

    ST. PETERSBURG — Bradenton St. Stephen's has Shorecrest's number this season. Having shut out the Chargers in their first meeting, Friday night's 2A-10 final was more of the same as St. Stephen's triumphed 2-0. Both teams advance to the region playoffs.The teams opened with scoring chances but neither was able ...
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    Fri. Jan. 21, 2011 at 7:49 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • 2A-10 district soccer: Timely PK puts Shorecrest into championship

    ST. PETERSBURG — Shorecrest normally doesn’t have trouble generating offense.   But through the first 60 minutes of Thursday’s Class 2A, District 10 semifinal, Out-of-Door goalkeeper Sammi Jo Gaeta stymied the Chargers. Shorecrest broke through late in the second half to hold on for a 2-1 victory. “(Gaeta) did a ...
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    Thu. Jan. 20, 2011 at 10:15 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Girls soccer: Seminole routs St. Petersburg for third straight PCAC title

    SEMINOLE — Gina Hayduke had two goals and an assist as Seminole routed St. Petersburg 4-0 on Friday to win the Pinellas County Athletic Conference championship for the third consecutive season. "To win three in a row means a lot," Hayduke said. "This shows we're strong at midseason and strong ...
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    Fri. Jan. 14, 2011 at 8:23 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Suncoast Classic: East Lake girls find higher gear in second half

    ST. PETERSBURG — East Lake’s offense just couldn’t find a rhythm. Plagued by poor shooting and turnovers, the Eagles trailed Mount Dora Bible throughout the first half Wednesday at the Suncoast Classic. In the second half, East Lake used team speed and free-throw shooting to take the lead and pull ...
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    Thu. Dec. 30, 2010 at 12:50 a.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Suncoast Classic: East Lake girls reach final; Keswick falls

    ST. PETERSBURG — With one senior returning, East Lake coach Steve Plummer knew his team would be short on experience. He refused to let his players use that as an excuse and it paid off as the Eagles pulled out a 50-48 win over Seminole on Tuesday in the Keswick ...
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    Tue. Dec. 28, 2010 at 10:28 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Lakewood 35, Northeast 26

    ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood trailed 20-7 and coach Cory Moore knew he had to do something at halftime. After Northeast scored to open the fourth quarter Friday, the Spartans ran off 28 straight points en route to a 35-26 win."Our defensive coordinator Coach Cooper challenged the team at halftime," Moore ...
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    Fri. Nov. 12, 2010 at 10:27 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: St. Petersburg 30, Pinellas Park 12

    ST. PETERSBURG — With the opportunity to win the district title and host its first playoff game in 25 years, St. Petersburg beat Pinellas Park 30-12."This is a huge event for the school," coach Joe Fabrizio said. "Everyone is already excited and talking about it."The Green Devils took a 16-0 ...
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    Fri. Nov. 05, 2010 at 9:33 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • A region volleyball: Canterbury one step closer to its goal

    ST. PETERSBURG — Canterbury has never advanced past the region semifinals. With a 25-23, 25-21, 25-13 sweep of Sarasota Christian on Wednesday, the Crusaders are one step closer to achieving their goal. “This is the farthest our school has ever gone,” junior Mansie Hough said. “We really want to win ...
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    Wed. Nov. 03, 2010 at 11:25 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • Football: Blake 31, Lakewood 28

    ST. PETERSBURG — Blake's players say they are the only ones who believe they can make the playoffs. And thanks to a 29-yard field goal by Carlos Andrade as time expired, they remain in the chase. "I'm really proud of our guys and their attitude," Blake coach Harry Hubbard said. ...
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    Fri. Oct. 29, 2010 at 9:31 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

  • 4A-10 volleyball semifinal: Without Whaley, young Spartans stumble

    ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood coach Sean O’Flannery knew his team would have an uphill battle Wednesday. With Berkley Whaley sidelined with an injury, O’Flannery had to count on Leigh Buttner, Sarah Donnelly and the rest of the young Spartans in their district semifinal against Palmetto. But the Tigers pulled off ...
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    Wed. Oct. 27, 2010 at 10:32 p.m. | Nathan Cowan

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